Is Digicel Becoming a Bigger (Maybe Better) Network A Worrying Thought?

This is very worrying.

Masalai blog

By Emmanuel Bobola

PNG will soon be bossed around by Digicel PNG who has enormous political support with goals that are not in line with the goals of this Nation.

They are not evil, they are a good company, but their motives and goals are to serve their shareholders and to make as much profit as possible. It is money that fuels this whole thing and since the acquisition of Online Pacific (Datanets) and Remington ISP & VSAT and now Daltron ISP & VSAT, Digicel is poised to dominate the Internet services much as it has with mobile phone services in PNG.

This domination by Digicel in 2014 and onward is a worrying trend. Communications (Internet) like electricity can enhance the lives of PNGeans if it is affordable; however the looming Internet monopoly can have serious negative effects on our economy.

http://www.radioheritage.net/Images/Story212/PNG%20Digicel%20coverage%20map%20360w.jpgCommunications must not become a luxury to be afforded…

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Congratulations to Xzannjah Matsi

Xzannjah Matsi
17 year old Xzanjah Matsi with her award. Picture by Rachael Mayne.

While mainstream media is filled with our sad affairs, let’s take time to look on the bright side and congratulate Xzannjah Matsi who played Matilda in the screen adaptation of Lloyd Jones’ Mr Pip.

Xzannjah won Best Actress at the 2013 New Zealand Film Awards (NZFA) and serves as inspiration for all our aspiring actors and actresses.

I, along with many others, who watched the film at Paradise Cinemas were lost for words and I believe you’ve earned the award.

From the performance you have put up, I am sure there are more awards in the future.

The Sheppards are coming to town – again!

The-SheppardThey are no strangers to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and they are coming back for a fundraising concert this weekend.

Yep, Australia’s newest pop sensation, The Sheppard, is performing at the Dynasty Restaurant this Friday and Saturday to raise funds for the victims of typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

This will be their second concert in PNG.

For more information and ticket reservations, contact the following:

  • Roel Sta Cruz             –          7282 4076;
  • Anita Agapito             –          7190 4910;
  • Benny Mendoza          –          7100 5840, or;
  • Tony Valdez                –          7349 0896.

You can also RSVP on their website http://wearesheppard.com/

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